Fido

Fido

4.2 7
Director: Andrew Currie

Cast: Andrew Currie, David Kaye, Jan Skorzewski, Kevin Tyell

     
 

In a 1950s-era alternate universe where domesticated zombies play a functional role in society by delivering the milk, carrying the mail, and even helping out with household chores, one boy is about to find out just how big of a personal responsibility "pet" ownership truly is. When the Earth passed through a cloud of space dust and the dead arose from their graves to… See more details below

Overview

In a 1950s-era alternate universe where domesticated zombies play a functional role in society by delivering the milk, carrying the mail, and even helping out with household chores, one boy is about to find out just how big of a personal responsibility "pet" ownership truly is. When the Earth passed through a cloud of space dust and the dead arose from their graves to devour the flesh of the living, it first seemed that all hope for humanity was lost. Society's rapid slide into chaos, however, was soon halted when scientists at a company called ZomCom created a special collar that turned the rampaging animated corpses docile. Now, thanks to ZomCom, everything is under control -- or is it? Timmy Robinson (K'Sun Ray) isn't quite convinced. Quiet and withdrawn, the skeptical young boy spends so much time locked away in his room that he's almost become invisible around the household. His mother Helen (Carrie-Anne Moss) has recently purchased a zombie to help keep things tidy around the house though, and when the creature attempts to engage the curious youngster in a game of catch, a friendship is forged between boy and zombie that finds the amiable gut-muncher nicknamed Fido (Billy Connolly) practically becoming a part of the family. Things take a turn for the worse however, when Fido's collar malfunctions and Timmy's neighbors begin dying in droves. When ZomCom's top zombie control specialist Mr. Bottoms (Henry Czerny) moves in across the street from Timmy, the increasingly complicated situation threatens to place a serious stumbling block in the path of human-zombie relations.

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The vacant stares, the jerky movements, the easily escapable speed of their pursuit -- zombies have always carried with them an element of comedy, intentional or otherwise. But Andrew Currie's Fido does something a little different than the majority of the "zom coms" out there, placing his zombies in the 1950s -- the archetypal 1950s, the kind you remember from those "duck and cover" instructional films. The portrait-like perfection of the family unit was one of the hallmarks of that decade, and here, zombies complete that portrait -- as domesticated "pets," who mow the lawn and carry in the groceries. And keeping a beloved family member on in zombie form is better than no form at all, right? There are a lot of fun satirical opportunities in this cheery, pastel-colored world that gets spattered in blood from time to time, and Currie doesn't miss out on them. Billy Connolly is virtually unrecognizable as the titular zombie with a dog's name; his closest cinematic forebear may be Peter Boyle's monster from Young Frankenstein. Connolly uses a combination of sad eyes, inquisitive grunts, and gruff signs of loyalty, not only to become probably the most sympathetic zombie in film history, but also to demonstrate why society has kept the undead around, rather than just unleashing them all into the "wild zone," where they run rampant. There's even a government agency -- called ZomCom, in a spoof of the film's genre -- assigned to regulate them, an intentional skewering of Bush-era tactics for policing the element of "other" in American society. Good performances from Dylan Baker, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Tim Blake Nelson keep this whimsical alternate universe moving forward joyously. Fido is a lot of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0031398218807
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:32:00
Sales rank:
32,512

Special Features

The making of Fido; Composer select scene audio commentary track; ZomCom "Zombie Me" Creator - exclusive DVD-ROM feature!; Audio commentary with director Andrew Currie, producer Mary Anne Waterhouse, and actress Carrie-Anne Moss; Deleted scenes with optional director audio commentary; Storyboard, makeup and concept art galleries; Theatrical trailer; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital audio; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Kaye Narrator
Jan Skorzewski Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell Zombie's Victim
Andy Parkin Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Lynn Pendleton 1940's Mother
Gary Slater Father Zombie
Taylor Petri Little Girl
Glenn Richards Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch Child Zombie
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight Miss Mills
K'Sun Ray Timmy Robinson
Alexia Fast Cindy Bottoms
Henry Czerny Mr. Bottoms
Aaron Brown Roy Fraser
Brandon Olds Stan Fraser
Jennifer Clement Dee Dee Bottoms
Tim Blake Nelson Mr. Theopolis
Sonja Bennett Tammy
Mary Black Mrs. Henderson
Bernard Cuffling Mr. Henderson
Mike Azevedo Henderson Zombie
Carrie-Anne Moss Helen Robinson
Billy Connolly Fido
Dylan Baker Bill Robinson
Glen Power Zombie Milkman
Michael Irwin Human Milkman
Liam Crocker Zombie Paperboy
Lauren Oleksewich TV Girl
Harold Courchene Zombie Grandpa
Geoff Adams Public Service Officer
Michael P. Northey Joe Petersen
Adam Scorgie Miss Mills's Boyfriend
John B. Lowe Priest
Raymond E. Bailey Floyd
Doug Abrahams Commanding Officer
Rob La Belle Frank Murphy
Jacob Rupp Returns Room Clerk
Clint Carlton Returns Rooms Customer
Lauro Chartrand Bezerk Zombie
Andrew Hedge Human Worker
Chad Sayn Poacher
Rick Pearce Poacher Driver
Barbara Moss Helen's Mom
Adam Klemens Conductor

Technical Credits
Andrew Currie Director,Screenwriter
Raymond E. Bailey Makeup Special Effects
Peter Block Executive Producer
Celia Bond Stunts
Trent Carlson Co-producer
Clint Carlton Stunts
Lynne Carrow Casting
Patrick Cassavetti Executive Producer
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Robert Chomiak Screenwriter
Jason Constantine Executive Producer
Blake Corbet Producer
Cotton Mather Stunts
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Joe A. Dodds Stunts
Chris Duesterdiek Sound/Sound Designer
Connor Crash Dunn Stunts
Kevin Eastwood Co-producer
Steve Eathorne Asst. Director
Paul Etherington Asst. Director
Kris Fenske Sound/Sound Designer
Carolyn Field Stunts
Mike Fields Makeup Special Effects
Jim Finkbeiner Stunts
Shelley Gillen Executive Producer
Oriana Graber Costumes/Costume Designer
Rob Gray Production Designer
Alex Green Stunts
Gideon Hay Makeup Special Effects
Dennis Heaton Original Story,Screenwriter
Daniel Iron Executive Producer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Devan Kraushar Set Decoration/Design,Sound/Sound Designer
Viktoria Langton Choreography
Heidi Levitt Casting,Co-producer
International Rocketship Limited Animator
Don MacDonald Score Composer
Lisa Marquardt Makeup Special Effects
Roger Mattiussi Editor
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
David Mylrea Stunts
Marv Newland Animator
Tricia Nowell-Hoyer Makeup Special Effects
Shawn Orr Stunts
Connie Parker Makeup
Sarah Pickersgill Makeup Special Effects
Randal Platt Camera Operator
Brad Proctor Makeup Special Effects
Geoff Redknap Makeup Special Effects
Jacob Rupp Stunts
Jamie Salmon Makeup Special Effects
Chad Sayn Stunts
Paul Sharpe Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Shepard Associate Producer
Erin Smith Production Manager
Bill Stephens Associate Producer
Melissa R. Stubbs Stunts
Mary Anne Waterhouse Producer
Sarah Webster Musical Direction/Supervision
Ki Wight Associate Producer
Michael Norman Wong Art Director
Brent Woolsey Stunts

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fido
1. The Zomcom World [6:12]
2. Zombie Practice [2:48]
3. Warm Welcoming [5:21]
4. Rough Around the Edges [2:16]
5. Picking Sides [3:05]
6. Bully Guard [4:33]
7. Breaking Rules [4:51]
8. Old Trouble [2:26]
9. Mrs. Henderson [2:38]
10. Midnight Repairs [3:50]
11. Cleans up Nice [4:35]
12. A Man's Job [4:38]
13. Going to Be Heroes [5:04]
14. Where's Timmy? [4:58]
15. New Friends [3:10]
16. New Dance Partner [3:27]
17. Taken Away [2:02]
18. Passing Blame [2:49]
19. What Counts [3:24]
20. Insider Info [:18]
21. Wrong Side of the Fence [4:31]
22. What He Always Wanted [5:40]
23. One Big Family [1:16]
24. End Credits [2:23]

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